Friday, May 22, 2015


We went to the San Diego Zoo today.  We saw a baby leopard, baby giraffe, and of course the pandas.

I think the most amazing thing about the zoo is how beautiful the grounds are.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

San Diego 2015

We have had a great family vacation so far in San Diego.  The weather has been perfect.

We went to Sea World and Chase loved the rapids ride. We went again and again.

Keira loved the sand but was quite bothered by the sound of the ocean and the waves.  Although I'm pretty sure the Gelato was her favorite part of the trip.  She kept saying "I like it!!!"

This year we stayed at a rental property near the Hotel Del. It was so nice to be close to town.

Not ready to go back to life yet.

Last but not least Happy 11 year anniversary to my wonderful hubby!  It's been amazing!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Welcome Spring!

I am ready for spring!  Planted my first flowers today. 

I also added a tiny owl and turtle to the garden. Keira has to go outside and pet them multiple times per day. 

The bulbs from the fall are blooming!  Just waiting for the tulips now!

I am obsessed with my yard. Who would have guessed?  Gardening isn't really my thing...or at least it didn't used to be. 

I bought these adadorable ground covers and can't wait to plant them but I have to wait a few more weeks. I also bought some summer bulbs to plant - I am so excited.

And I decided to bring a bit of the outdoors in - tulips in a mason jar?!  Yes Please. This fall I want to get a bunch of bulbs to force so I can have fresh flowers all year.

Chase looks adorable in his new shades. 

And look at my fun new piercings!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


My first Birchbox came today and the packing was adorable!

I am excited to try the moisturizer and the lip stick and glitter gel are kind of fun. I am not sure if I will use the leave in conditioner or perfume but I may give them a whirl just to see. 

I think the sample sizes are fun and I liked the variety included. I would give this box an 8 out of 10. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Baby Locks

Lovin Keira's first ponytail!

If one is good two is better...

I never expected a light curly haired kiddo...

Monday, March 9, 2015


I recently decided to give a few subscription boxes a try and here is my March Wantables box.  It is the first box I received. 

This month included a camisole and PJ set. Honestly I was a little underwhelmed with the volume in the box and the estimated value of the box was $60 (which isn't that much more then the $40 it cost).  

But I wouldn't have picked either item out myself and since one of my goals was to try new things that is good.  Also both items fit which is good. 

I would rate this a 6 out of 10. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Best Friends

Stark is such a good dog...

Super snuggly and patient...

Even when he is being ridden like a pony...

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Look!  My bulbs are blooming!  I can't wait to see what it looks like. We planted about 200 bulbs in the fall!

Keira has become addicted to playing outside. She is so funny. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

My New Fairy Garden

I am totally in love with my new little fairy garden!  What a fun Valentine's day gift!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Random Thoughts for the Day

Just a bunch of random things:
- I haven't been loving work lately so this morning I bought a Powerball ticket. $450 Million?  Yes please!
- B and I have been Tiny Home obsessed. It would be a perfect vacation home right?
- Being a parent is hard. Enough said.
- Part two of that is: weight loss sucks. Enough said.
- We are planning a beach vacation and I find my thoughts drifting to it regularly...
- The bulbs we planted in the fall are starting to bloom Wahoo
- I really want a fairy door and fairy garden!  So fun.
- I am pondering a DIY barn door for my laundry room.
- I hate booking summer camps #unneededstress
- The weather has been amazing I am ready for Spring

Off to wrangle children...